** AUSTRALIA. 9690, Sept 16 at 1240, good signal playing “Waltz of the Flowers“, great orchestral music by Chaikofsky — what`s this? Nothing scheduled. 1244 English sign-off for Reach Beyond, Australia, Burmese service to resume tomorrow at 1115 on “9685“! Indeed supposed to be on 9685 per HFCC; maybe back there tomorrow, mistake today on 9690? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5010, Sept 16 at 0050, JBA carrier, probably leapfrog of Cuba 5040 over 5025 another 15 kHz lower; however, there is no match on the other side, 5055. 5040 is VG with RHC French; 5025 is S9+30 of dead air, maybe a trace of modulation. 5010 might also be grayline from India? 5025, Sept 16 at 0957 quick awake check: Radio Rebelde is still dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 15730, Sept 16 at 1951, Cuban music at S9+40 on VOA frequency; must be a VOA African program? Lyrix even assert “música cubana“. 1956 outro in French about David Blanco, “Hit-Parade“ pronounced in French. I`m almost thinking it is really RHC — Yes! At 2000 RHC IS and into Portuguese; now I can hear VOA way underneath it, which has just started French at 2000 via Greenville. RHC is supposed to be on 15370 now! But lysdexic putton-busher upmixed the digits, or if saved, hit a real RHC frequency but which is not supposed to be on until later. Take that, VOA, for being silly enough to attempt a frequency time-share with the incompetent Cuban commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9525-, Sept 16 at 1246, no signal from VOI. No entry yet for today at http://rri.jpn.org but Atsunori Ishida says it was already absent on Sept 14 and 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Sept 16 at 1830, MWV African Pathways Radio is the SSOB at S9+10 during `Creation Moment` with a nonsensical item about butterflies vs birds as if Darwinism could not explain it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [non]. 21620, 17855, 17715, 15520, 15390, Sat Sept 16 at 1730, no signals on any of the REE frequencies, as Manuel Méndez, Spain, had noted earlier shortly after their scheduled *1400. Still nothing at 1831 (when 17640 MWV Madagascar English is inbooming). 17855 had been off for weeks, and one or two of the others sporadically, but now, nothing! And on a deportive Saturday, to boot, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1895 monitoring: confirmed Friday Sept 15 at 2333 on WBCQ, 9330.03v-CUSB, fair.
NOT confirmed Saturday Sept 16 at 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB. Monitored via UTwente from 1419 when Media Network Plus is scheduled; I can barely make out some talk and music; cannot recognize Keith or me with propagation before 1430. After 1431 still no WOR detectable, with more ACI from both sides rather than HLR. 1445 it`s a YL voice, music, certainly not WOR; 1500 weak but clear timesignal, CRI theme. Scheduled is CRI via Kashgar, East Turkistan, in Sinhala at 1400, Hindi at 1500 on same 100 kW, 174 degree beams. Maybe HLR is really on, but as too often, ceding 7265 to CRI even in the Netherlands. No confirmation yet from anyone in Europe for 7265, but the earlier 0630 UT Saturday HLR airing on 6190-CUSB is confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:
GERMANY, Poor signal of HLR relays on 6190-CUSB, Sept 16
World of Radio#1895
0630-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English
Also confirmed before 2300 the Sat 2230 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair; and at 2300 Sat September 16 on WRMI 11580, VG. Next:
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Checking WRMI frequencies, Friday Sept 15 at 2211:
11580, has come back on, with RAE in Italian as sked
7780, JBA carrier, presumably BS
9455, Bob Biermann soft-core preaching: must be His Weekend Show
9955, seems like PCJ Radio International
At 2334 Sept 15:
11580, Radio Ukraine International relay in English
9455, music, Oldies?
7780, still JBA and the other sevens still off: 7730, 7570
Saturday Sept 16 at 0956:
9395 // 9455 with Oldies, both about S8, so seems 9395 has been resumed on a full-power transmitter.
At 1237 Sept 16:
9395 with VOA News just ending, back to Oldies, and // much weaker 7780 (both of which carry The Power Hour on weekdays)
9455 // 9955 with gospel huxter in English (instead of REI Spanish weekdays)
11580, still on with BS at 1247; at 1413, RAE AAM in Spanish as scheduled altho RAE does not acknowledge existence of this repeat
At 1731 Sept 16: ON: 21525, 11580, 9955, 9455, 9395;
still OFF: 15770, 11825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Here are the WRMI FB posts since my last report, in reverse order:
WRMI Radio Miami International
2250 UTC Saturday, September 16, 2017 – OK, Transmitter 12 is ready to go at 2300 UTC. That’s 5850 kHz. [R. Tirana at 23 except Sunday]
2338 UTC Friday September 15, 2017 – Transmitter number 6 (9395 kHz) is up at full power now! Just before sundown, when the engineers can’t work any more in the field for the day. So far, so good.
2215 UTC Friday September 15, 2017 – Transmitter 10 is ready to go tonight from 0000-0200 UTC on its regular schedule on 11530 kHz.
1915 UTC Friday, September 15, 2017 – We’re on a roll. We now have Transmitter 1 (7780 kHz) on the air with full power. It will broadcast its regular schedule of programming.
We’ll do our best to catch up to everyone and take pictures to post here.
1830 UTC Friday, September 15 – We are still without telephone lines and Internet service at our transmitter site. The telephone company, CenturyLink, which provides our telephone and Internet service, tells us that they estimate service should be restored by September 25 — at 7:00 pm!
1712 UTC Friday, September 15 – Our power came back on last night about an hour after it went off. This morning we repaired the transmission lines for Transmitter 2 (5985 kHz) and it is working fine, so it will be on the air on its regular schedule from 0300-0500 UTC. Now we have just put Transmitter 9 (11580 kHz) back on the air. So right now we have the following frequencies back on according to their normal schedule: 5985, 9955, 9455, 9395 (low power), 21525 and 11580 kHz“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Mark Sills in Dallas left a phone message circa Sept 14 that Randi Steele had died, liver failure on way to hospital. Né[e] Randy Ripley, was ops manager at WBCQ, and as a transgender person had a rather acrimonious split with the station some 18 years ago. No further details or confirmation (Glenn Hauser, Sept 15, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Dave Zantow forwarded the above to Allan Weiner. I don`t tune in `AWWW` until 0050 UT Sept 16 on 7490, when he is already talking about Randi, summarizing: In 1998-1999 she helped get WBCQ going; a talented person but had an uncompromising streak. Had a problem with Brother Scare, kept calling AW at all hours of the night to complain about his anti-homosexual, anti-transgender rants. Allan, who still loves BS, and believes he really is the prophet of God, concedes that such behavior is Unbiblical, and founded on Free Speech, BS gets to advocate such a position.
“She still didn`t get it“, that FS is all-important at WBCQ. She was doing an afternoon show then on 7415. In April or May of 1999 she “threw BS off and took over the station“. AW was in Kennebunk at the time, had to drive up to Monticello and take it back. Randi left and he never talked to her again; heard she was in Wisconsin programming an LPFM.
At 0100, AW mentions that tonight he is also on “the nifty 32-50“, but poor here in storm noise level. Then to some program change info: Tom Taylor [European Music Radio] will be on every month for a year, Saturday at 2130-2200 on 7490 starting this week [so is it defined as the third Saturday of each month, or what?]
`The Next Chapter` has ended its run after some 200 episodes, so that opens up Wed at 7-8 pm ET. [so is Radio Alexandria close to fruition?]
`Voice of the Report of the Week`, at 8 pm ET will stop repeats on Sundays. Interrupted by a phone call from Lee in Joisey — can`t that wait?? And another call breaking up.
`Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` from this week moves from Thursday, to Sunday at 6-6:30 pm ET on 7490, right after `Marion`s Attic`; and 6:30-7 pm ET will be occupied by a repeat of `Furthermore 29-54` from the previous Monday.
Bill`s old spot Thursday 7-7:30 pm ET will have a repeat of `Camp Constitution Radio`, which Allan also likes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Sat Sept 16 at 1829, WTWW-1 with suptorted ham talk on QSO show pre-empting far-right white racist extremist SFAW; and WTWW-2, 9930 is still absent, no Theater Organ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Sept 16 at 0050, no signal. A new Latin American unID had been reported on HCDX late Sept 15:
“I’m hearing Latin music and a male announcer in Spanish on 5049.24 kHz from 2250 tune in. I think there was an ID at 2254, but my old ears couldn’t pick it out. Some of the music sounds Andean. At this time, almost all of South America is in darkness, except a bit of Colombia, Ecuador and Perú, and those areas are just coming into gray-line with my location. Anyone? –Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD“
David Goren, circa NYC, replied: “I tuned in after I saw your note; could barely copy voices out of the noise, but a Spanish speaking male did fade up for a few seconds. I didn’t see the exact moment the signal went off, but it was somewhere around 2315“
Art replied: “Thanks David. I couldn’t stay at the radio for very long after I sent the message, but I did note that the carrier signal of this station (or another right on top of it) became very strong, a fact seemingly at odds with the weakness of the audio and the fading in and out. So I’m not sure what was happening on this frequency. Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD“
So maybe it was a phantom? Perhaps would be on air pre-sunrise with a better chance. I happen to awaken at 0957 Sept 16, but nothing audible. The only stations known on 5050 are India and China, which would also be propagable at certain hours, but not in Spanish. PLUS, WWRB UT Sun-Mon-Tue only circa 00-02 UT or less (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 2348 UT September 16